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  1. Hong Kong is hiding behind spineless conservation treaty

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to go without shark's fin soup', December 22). I wonder if officials could explain this rationale. Not that one needs to make enemies, but no sharks are caught in Hong Kong waters, ... that not enough proof exists to make strong regulations. Should Hong Kong be hiding behind such a spineless conservation system? One of the biggest social contributions Hong Kong could give to the global ...

  2. Keeping the supply lines open

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... Kin-chung, dean of the school of science and technology at The Open University of Hong Kong. 'The growth of water consumption is connected with GDP [growth], as economic activities increase ... shortages. Droughts have been the order of the day in the past few years, not only in the north and southwest of the country, but even in the relatively water-rich Guangdong province. Hong Kong gets ...

  3. Let water plan flow, Hong Kong urged

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong With Guangdong suffering from drought, Hong Kong should speed up and implement its 'under-publicised' water resources management plan and introduce measures more drastic than those planned, a researcher says. Today, the Hong Kong government is expected to announce measures in a bid to relieve the drought. Frederick Lee Yok-shiu, a geography ...

  4. Hong Kong needs to go greener

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing to express my concern about Hong Kong people's reluctance to change their behaviour to protect the planet. I think the environment is the most important thing in the world, and everyone has a duty to protect it. The government has said we should use fewer plastic bags and less energy to protect our environment, but people don't seem to be listening. Hong ...

  5. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cremation services. After cremation, some pet owners scatter the ashes, although most choose to place them in an urn. In 2002, Mr Chan set up Hong Kong's first pet memorial hall where urn ... developed for housing, he set about opening the first pet crematorium where owners can rent an urn space From the age of four, Chan Kwok-kee saw his family dogs taken to the slaughterhouse ...

  6. Hong Kong needs new form of capitalism

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Institute ('A Chinese chief par excellence,' March 26). Ms Chu's main point, that Tung Chee-hwa was an outstanding chief executive of Hong Kong, was completely overlooked by these two ... by many western democracies, and join her in praising Mr Tung for his harmonious vision and style. It is in such a spirit that I disagree with Ms Chu on two points. First, she refers to Hong Kong ...

  7. Green world opens for SMEs

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... of the ways to access cheap capital.' Seeing the potential behind the green initiative, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) also launched a green financing scheme last April by collaborating with green groups and strategic partners from five banks: Bank of China (Hong Kong), Dah Sing Bank, Hang Seng Bank, Bank of East Asia and HSBC. The partnership targets SMEs by providing ...

  8. Residents long for open space

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong The Yau Tong community would like to see the environs of Yau Tong Bay preserved as a healthy, open space for recreational use, as pollution continues to rise to unacceptable levels. In a survey involving 206 Yau Tong residents, conducted in March by the Chinese University of Hong Kong's Centre for Environmental Policy and Resource Management, 74 per cent ...

  9. High-fliers flee Hong Kong to breathe freely

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Ip Annemarie de Villiers arrived in Hong Kong in July 2009 with her husband, Daniel, and two boys, Bailey and Ethan, and immediately fell in love with the city. The native South ... in Hong Kong. Doctors said the air pollution was affecting his health and the asthma could become permanent. Annemarie too had bronchitis and chronic migraines. 'It was absolutely ...

  10. Should the government build incinerators in Hong Kong?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... be a backward step for Hong Kong because there are much better ways to reduce the volumes of waste being sent to landfill sites. Elise Choi, 16, Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School The three main landfills in Hong Kong will be full in a few years. Extending landfills is not the best solution because it cannot go on, especially in a place like Hong Kong where there is a shortage of land. ...




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